Beverly Carter - Shining Bright
NAME: Beverly Carter
LOCATION: Sydney, Australia
Personal trainer, coach and exercise professional
I am me, beautifully me . . . and what a joy that is
I am the girl that always felt different, yet has always shined bright. I am delicate, sensitive, loving, deeply caring with a playfulness that’s catching.
From a young child I always loved how my body felt to move with such grace and presence, it was unique and powerful in this expression. The way I walked, danced or played was beautiful to see and feel. This was more than what it looked like; it was a reflection of the joy, truth and love I felt inside.
I was always incredibly curious and observant of how everyone was in their bodies, how they moved and what they shared with me through their expression, which I still am today.
There’s an exquisite gentle care and sensitivity for others within me. As a child I could always bring a smile on even a grey day, and a playfulness that brings people together.
Being so physical, I was directed into dance and sport, which transformed my sensitive, delicate body into a harder conformed version of what was needed for sport. I did very well, becoming an international athlete for two countries in two different sports.
As I grew up from a shy child into the woman that I am, I didn’t tick any of the usual boxes. I always went my own way and never conformed to what society said a woman was, which made life challenging at times, but I couldn’t be any different because that was me. Conforming and ‘fitting in’ was not the answer. And I also realised that not being married or having children doesn’t define who I am. There was always a knowingness for me that there was more to life than what we see.
Owning my first business in Beauty therapy from when I was 22 years old, I have been consistently self employed all my working life, all my work has been about people and to make a difference in this world.
I grew up in the United Kingdom. After travelling around the world, despite having a loving and amazing family in the UK, I followed the pull to live in Australia where I only knew 2 people. I became an international athlete again, representing Australia, which then led me to my role as ‘Blade’ on Channel 7’s top rating TV show ‘Gladiators’. This was an incredibly physical and competitive TV show, battle of a person against a Gladiator. For Gladiators we had to be in tip-top physical shape and able to be strong to compete two to three times a day for a couple of months during filming. Being one of the highest ever debuting TV shows in Australian history brought immediate fame as soon as the first show went to air. Then it came to an abrupt end after one phone call a year or so later. Celebrity life is not what people think it is, it was not glamorous, it felt empty and I felt owned. I observed people fighting to be ‘more’ famous than another, manipulating to gain power, and gorgeous amazing people destroyed for a silly TV show. Certainly not showing qualities of togetherness, respect and care for each other!
It was during this time on TV, I saw glimpses of the power of my joy and sweetness that would cut through the pressure and stress. There were moments of togetherness and brotherhood with the other gladiators, and I felt love and care with the riggers and crew. But more importantly this was the time I truly felt the discomfort of the life I was living, the effects on my body of the injuries, self-abuse and loneliness. It was through this tumultuous period and feeling so vulnerable, that I also felt that there was more to life. I had achieved all that people would say was successful yet I didn’t feel that, and it was nothing compared with how glorious I feel in my body today.
All along deep within, there was a steadiness and strength that I was aware of, and I knew that living a life of integrity and truth was more important for me. For me that meant honouring and respecting myself so I could put my head on my pillow each night and feel the loveliness that I knew I truly was.
It was a serious back injury from a fall on Gladiators that brought me to a ‘stop’ and to really appreciate and feel the fragility of my body. This humbling moment reminded me that movement was not to be taken for granted. I began to observe and be curious of the impact of exercise within wellbeing and so my way of training others started to evolve.
It has been a natural flow into a Personal trainer, coach and exercise professional. I’ve been working in this business with people from all walks of life for nearly 25 years now.
My company, ‘It’s Time to Shine’, supports hundreds of people around the world to shine from within with true wellbeing and care for their bodies. I teach people to work with their body’s true movement, which brings an innate and unique trust, confidence and harmony into their body. Based on True Movement as presented by Universal Medicine, it is unlike any other training and exercise methodology.
Whether I am working with a single client or large corporate group, every person I work with experiences the skills, deep care and connection that I bring, and a renewed sense of joy in movement. They also know that they are in the safest of hands, from the absolute presence and dedication I bring in every session.
Although formally qualified, most of my learning has been based on detailed observation of what people's bodies are sharing with me in how they move, how they express, what they need. Along with this deeper understanding, and playful and caring nature, there is now a livingness and vitality in my own body that brings a truth and love to all that I do. It is how I live my life that is important and this brings the exquisite quality to all that I do; and it is how lovingly I care for my body that truly makes a difference.
I met Serge Benhayon in 2013, through my Esoteric healing practitioner Gabrielle Caplice. The incredible Esoteric healing modalities that Serge has brought through have quite simply transformed my life, the way I live and how I am in relationships. The level of care that I had always shown to others I now share with my own body and myself. There is no area of my life that it has not touched. Serge has constantly walked the talk, which to me is everything. The love, understanding and inspiration he has constantly reflected back to me have healed so much. Following The Way of The Livingness has brought me to know a community of people who also choose to live a life of love, respect and responsibility. To feel the integrity and support of true family is unlike anything other in this world and for which I am incredibly grateful to Serge, without him none of this would be possible.
My life is full, with working in our communities, sharing loving relationships and an amazing family. I am 50 plus years wise and love the amazing woman I am.